I wanted to share a recent case because it was a remarkable experience and worth knowing about—certainly BuzzFeed thought so. Ronald “Bigg BASE” Goland was a 24 year-old African American man who lived with his mother, father and siblings in the Bronx. The first time that I met Bigg BASE, he was sitting behind the […]
Along with Neufeld Scheck & Brustin, we recently filed a lawsuit representing Sharrif Wilson’s estate in an action against the City of New York and those responsible for his wrongful arrest, incarceration and death. Read The New York Times coverage of the suit against the City in Sharrif’s case.
The Daily News recently reported on our work uncovering and analyzing the NYPD’s Intoxilyzer records. In our recent legal battle to procure NYC DWI Records, we found many disturbing issues with the Intoxliyzer machines regularly used to determine if a driver is legally drunk. Not only did we learn that some Intoxilyzer machines weren’t rendering proper results, […]
On February 24, 2015, Adam will argue before the Second Circuit on behalf of James Crawford and Thaddeus Corley in Crawford v. Cuomo. The case arises from a prison guard’s repeated sexual molestation of prisoners, and the Constitutional Rights of inmates. As previously reported in the New York Law Journal, Simon Prindle, a correctional officer at […]
“He was a healthy, young, 15-year-old-boy. And he came out a broken, morbidly obese individual whose health care wasn’t really well monitored and maintained by state prison authorities” Click this link to see CNN’s coverage and to read more about Sharrif Wilson’s case, release and tragic death.
On January 10, 2015, Sharrif Wilson died at Mt. Sinai hospital in Manhattan. Sharrif’s passing comes almost a year after his exoneration and release from prison where he spent almost 23 years for three murders he did not commit. Over the past few years, we have been fortunate to spend time with Sharrif and get […]
After nearly a year of stalling, the New York County District Attorney’s Office has finally asked the NYPD what New York law has required for decades: Has the breath machine in a specific case ever been repaired? However, when the answer is “Yes”, the Manhattan DA’s Office is still trying to avoid fulfilling its legal […]
The NYPD just doesn’t want you to know what’s going on with their breathalyzer machines. Last year we scored an important victory in our fight for government transparency when New York Supreme Court Justice Doris Ling-Cohan ordered the NYPD to produce all records of maintenance and inspection for every Intoxilyzer machine in the city. The […]
Procedural Posture: I represent Sharrif Wilson. His co-defendant, Antonio “Tony” Yarbough, is represented by Zachary Margulis-Ohuma and Philip Smallman. We have sought release of our clients who have been incarcerated since June 1992. They were convicted for the triple homicide of Yarbough’s mother, 12 year-old sister, and another 12 year-old girl. The case (No. 7325-92), […]
The New York Daily News wrote about one of our recent cases. Here are some highlights. A wealthy Manhattan woman says a tanning salon employee she married duped her out of $700,000, telling her he needed the money to pay off gambling debts. In reality, Steven Lalicata’s “gambling debt” was a girlfriend in New Jersey […]